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Lord Butler (1761 - 1824)

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Gen. Lord Butler
Born in Lyme, CTmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Wilkes Barre, PAmap
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Name: Lord /Butler/
Name Prefix: Gen.[2]


Date: 18 MAR 1824
Place: Wilkes Barre, PA[3]


Note: #N1094

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  1. Butler-5492 was created by John McVey through the import of Butler-64.ged on Jan 11, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S42
  3. Source: #S114
  • Source: S114 Text: Buckingham, Hal, Sketches of Sayre, Butler family trees based on interviews with Harriet Noyes, February, 2008. A pdf file located in Reunion Documents folder.
  • Source: S42 Text: Sayre Genealogy chart from Harriet Sayre Noyes via Hal Buckingham, 8/2004


Note N1094
Said to be the first to ship anthracite coal by river and canal from Wilkes Barre (1811).
General Butler was the first sheriff of the county of Luzerne. He was brigadier general of Pennsylvania militia; member of the Supreme Executive Council; prothonotary; clerk of the Orphans' Court and Court of Quarter Sessions; Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds; was the first postmaster of Wilkes Barre, resigning in 1802 to take his seat in the State Legislature; was a member of the first town council of the borough of Wilkes Barre, president of that body; treasurer of Luzerne county, and county commissioner. He was one of the incorporators of Wilkes-Barre Academy, and a trustee, 1807-1824.
Note: There is an extensive bio of Gen Lord Butler in , but it includes nothing on marriage(s) or family. See Google Book p. 510/615.[4][5][6]

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